Requirement For Visa of Sikkim, India
All foreigners or Citizens of all countries (including Commonwealth) require a valid passport an an appropriate (entry, transit or tourist) visa. The visa must be obtained abroad from an Indian Mission.
If foreigners are planning to visit a neighboring country such as Nepal and then re-entering India, a double/multiple entry visa should be obtained.
Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue.
For each visit on a tourist visa or business visa, the duration of stay in India is only for a period of six months even though a valid visa may be for more than six months.
To prevent international child abduction, many governments have initiated procedures at entry/exit points. These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child’s travel from the absent parent(s) or legal guardian. Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may facilitate entry/departure.
1. Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India should accompany visa applications.
2. Paste Two passport size photographs (five photographs in case of Pakistani nationals) and staple the other one on the form at specified place and supporting documents, where necessary duly completed application form . Tourists from other countries are advised to check current applicable visa fee/visa extension fees with government of India Tourist Offices or Indian Consular Offices located in their respective countries.
Note: Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals need to apply on special application forms
3. Foreigners holding other nationalities (other than the country where applying for visa), should submit proof of long-term (at least three years)/ permanent residence in the country (where applying). For citizen of other countries, a reference has to be made to their country of residence for which an additional fee is applicable and will involve extra processing time. Please refrain from making inquiries about the status of application during this time.